Detroit-based singer-songwriter Stewart Francke will be holding an event at Royal Oak First United Methodist Church on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. The evening will include readings and lessons from Francke’s memoir What Don’t Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong, as well as acoustic performances of his music. His music is inspired by his life experiences with cancer, addiction, recovery and sobriety. Tickets are $15 plus fees. For more information, visit facebook.com.